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Signs of Spring IV: Flowers from close up.
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Signs of Spring IV: Flowers from close up.

by Gerald Janauer on May 4, 2009

More and more flowers are beginning to bloom, some nice spring flowers, and others not so nice.  During a photo class with my students on the Family Foundation School property I took some images using my D300 and 105 f/2.8 D micro Nikkor lens.  The first is an image of a tulip up close.

Up Close Tulip, Nikon D300, 105 AF-D Micro Nikkor

Up Close Tulip, Nikon D300, 105 AF-D Micro Nikkor

Unfortunately, some flowers are not quite so pleasant, especially if we are trying to keep a nice lawn.  Perhaps we can better appreciate the lowly dandelion when viewing it from a somewhat less standard point of view.

Dandelion Close up, Nikon D300, 105 AF-D Micro Nikkor

Dandelion Close up, Nikon D300, 105 AF-D Micro Nikkor

I’m not sure I will get another chance to make another Signs of Spring post from NY’s Delaware Valley as the season is rapidly progressing, leaves are greening and the wonderful pastel colors that signify the reaffirmation of life are intensifying into the darker and less subtle colors of approaching summer.  I am currentlly on vacation in North Carolina and anticipate at least one post of images from the Nantahala National Forest area of North Carolina.  Check back again soon!

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